Smart Lipo on Knees, Calves and Ankles

  • SlimLegs
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 3 years ago

Salutations! I'm new to the group and wanted to blog about the smart lipo procedure on my knees, calves and ankles yesterday. When I was researching online there were not too many personal experiences with lipo on this area, so I hope this will help other people considering this area. First off, I'm 5'8' and weigh 145 lbs. I've always been tall and curvy but my lower half never matched my upper half. I have (had) heavey lower legs, my ankles were 10" in circumfrence and calves were 15" in circumfrence. My knees had a rather large amount of fat on the inner knee pads, as well on top of the knee. Today is my first morning after surgery and I must say, it's not as terrible as some people say it was going to be. My knees do not bother me much, but I will say my calf muscles are extremely sore. It almost feels like I worked out hardcore with my calves and they are just very sore to walk on. I've been keeping my legs elevated to help with the swelling, as well I'm wearing my compression garments - which aren't the most comfortable things. This morning I go for my post-op visit where he'll remove the garment and take post-op pictures . I will follow-up with my recovery as the days go on and will post more pictures throughout the recovery. For now, have a great day! Slim Legs (wannabe)

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Thanks for your pics and advice.I am scheduled for my surgery finally.Im very nervous about going under and complications.Praying all goes well.I decided to go with Dr, Hunstad in Charlotte.Did you go in for after care such as additional massge etc....
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How did your calf/ankle Lipo go with Dr hunstad. I live in the huntersville area and I am looking for a certified doctor who performs this very difficult Lipo. I hope all went well and upload pictures soon! Thank you!
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I am scheduled Sept 28.I will let you know how it goes and post photos.
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Hope it goes well. How exciting. It will be some time before I have surgery. Looking forward to pics.
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Yay!! Please let me know how it goes and good luck...I'm very excited for you!!
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I've been desperately searching for a board certified plastic surgeon in the Chicago area who is experienced with ankle and calf liposuction. Can anyone please provide with a lead???? Thanks so much!
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I live in Chicago and I'm looking for the same thing with no luck so far. I think I might go with one in Arizona! : (
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any luck finding a plastics doc that does ankles and calf liposuction in the Chicago area?
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Have you found a good surgeon in Chicago? I'm looking for the same.
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I'm near Chicago, as well, & hope to find a certified & qualified surgeon in the Chicago area. Please, let me know if anyone has any luck! Thanks!!
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Do you have before/after pics? Considering this pricedure
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They are on my instagram page and my username is MissFit2014
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Thanks so much. I was considering getting this done in DR as well but I'm scared of multiple procedures because I don't have the luxury if a long recovery time. I have to hit the ground running. Was there a great deal of pain? How was recovery?
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Hi I'm also considering the same procedure, but I was wondering if you could tell me about how much the procedure was and if your doctor did payments??? Sorry to be nosy I'm just curious
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I think around $5K and no he didn't take payments.
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I am considering the same procedure in the near future. I have always been on the leaner side without doing much exercise like group sports. I'm lucky in a way but because of my lack of muscle building and genetics I have cabkles.
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Good luck with your procedure!
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Hi SlimLegs, Your legs look amazing!Saw what they look like at the moment on instagram:-) Pls which doctor did you use? looking for a good doctor for my cankle reduction and also a board certified one too. Thanks!
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Thank you! I used Dr. Pratt out of Charlotte, NC.
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Thanks SlimLegs!:-)
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Hi all. This morning I had my lipo on ankles calves and knees with Dr Kingdon. He was lovely as were the nurses and all the ladies at the chiswick clinic. I'll post up some pre op pics in a few days and my plan is to keep you all updated with the progress. x
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Congrats Louankle!!! Are you posting you're own review to keep us posted? If so, can you post the link to your review. Hang in there with the first few weeks, the first week is the hardest and east week just gets better! Let us know if you have ant questions!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!
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Lulugrrl I've started posting my own review-thanks for suggestion! :-) I'm not sure how to share link with you?! Techni phobe! I've been reading your report and checking out your pics! I dream of having legs like your new ones however mine look the same today as they did pre op-hoping its all swelling. Knees look better so that's a positive! :-) did you find the same in your early post op days? x
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Oh good! Glad you posted your own review! I know when I was first researching the only review I could find was SlimLegs', so hopefully the more people that have this procedure done and share will help the next person in making their decision on the procedure. :) To share the link, copy the URL on your review page and then in your comment on this page, paste the URL to your review and that should work. :) Hang in there with the swelling! I definitely had a TON of swelling. I could see a different immediately after the surgery but the next day and for several weeks the swelling would increase some days and decrease other days. Definitely an up and down healing process. I feel like I really saw my full results about a year after but I could see results for sure 3 - 6 months after but it'd depend on the swelling for that given day. Hang in there and wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Here's the link to my review lulugrrl: http://www.realself.com/review/chiswick-gb-laser-liposuction-cankle-ankle#/ I'm adding to it every few days with an update on my progress. Thanks ever so much for your words of encouragement. x
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